In his book, Chase The Lion, pastor and author Mark Batterson writes,
“The size of your dream may be the most accurate measure of the size of your God. Is He bigger than your biggest problem, your worst failure, your greatest mistake? Is He able to do immeasurably more than all you can ask or imagine?
A God-sized dream will always be beyond your ability, beyond your resources. Unless God does it, it cannot be done! But that’s how God gets the glory. If your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s too small. It also falls short of God’s glory by not giving Him an opportunity to show up and show off His power.
…Repent of your small dreams and your small God…Dare to go after a dream that is bigger than you are.”
Genesis 37-50 tells the story of Joseph, a 17-year old with a God-sized dream. He was favored by his father, hated by his brothers, and chosen by God. He had the audacity to believe that God could do exceedingly abundant things with a dirty, 17-year old, runt-of-the-litter shepherd boy. And if you read his story, you’ll find out he was right. He went through horrible, brutal, unfair circumstances, but God was with him through it all, working behind the scenes, in and through some unbelievable circumstances. Joseph’s story is the definition of a plot twist!
Don’t let the voices of the nay-sayers in your head or in your life crowd out your God-given vision. Dream big, pray big, trust big, then work your tail off. God is the God of exceedingly, abundantly more (Ephesians 3:20)!
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